Paul Sciarra

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Paul Sciarra
Born1980/1981 (age 40–41)[1]
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
Known forCo-founding Pinterest

Paul Sciarra (born c. 1981) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Pinterest.

Early life[edit]

Sciarra was born circa 1981[where?].[1] He graduated from Yale University.[1]

Career[edit]

Sciarra worked at venture capital firm Radius Ventures, LLC. In 2008 he quit his job, along with Ben Silbermann, to create Cold Brew Labs.[2] That same year, Sciarra, Silbermann and Evan Sharp launched Pinterest, and Sciarra became the President and CEO.[3][2] In 2012, he left the company but remained on as an advisor.[4][5][6]

After leaving Pinterest, Sciarra took a role as an entrepreneur-in-residence at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.[7][8] In 2014, he became executive chairman of Joby Aviation, after making its first outside investment.[1][9]

Personal life[edit]

Sciarra resides in San Francisco, California.[1] According to Forbes, he was worth an estimated $550 million in 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Paul Sciarra". Forbes. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "INSIDE PINTEREST: An Overnight Success Four Years In The Making". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  3. ^ "Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Leaves Pinterest, Ben Silbermann Is New CEO". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  4. ^ "Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Leaves, Ben Silbermann Officially Takes On CEO Roles". Techcrunch. April 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Out". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  6. ^ "Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Says Why He's Leaving Pinterest". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  7. ^ "Pinterest co-founder steps down". VentureBeat. April 2, 2012.
  8. ^ "Pinterest co-founder steps down". CNN. April 3, 2012.
  9. ^ Sara Isenberg (May 27, 2021). "Why Joby Aviation wants to focus on the simplicity of things by following the simplest principles and solutions to take an electric aircraft off the ground". Santa Cruz Tech Beat. Retrieved July 16, 2021.

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